Sonlight Level D (Week 5)

BIBLE:

Memory Verse:

I printed the ninth and final verse in our Psalm 8 Bible Verse Pack.

You can download your FREE copy here at our TPT Store.

The boys traced and illustrated their Bible verse on Monday.

The boys continued to practice memorizing the entire nine verses the rest of the week.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Native American Pueblos:

I thought it would be fun to build pueblos since we were learning about Native American pueblos. I set our sand play dough, trays, and wood tools for the kids to use to form their pueblos.

The kids used used the wood tools to sculpt their pueblos.

Each one looked different, but they all had fun making these Native American dwellings. We love bringing history to life!

Explorers:

I completely forgot about the Usborne Explorer sticker books I bought last year.

It wasn’t too late to use them since our Landmark book reviewed Columbus this week. The boys created their sticker scene while I read aloud.

Ears of Corn:

We also read how Samoset and Squanto befriended the pilgrims and showed them how to plant corn. I bought ears of corn and printed copies of Label the Parts of the Ear of Corn.

You can download your FREE copy here at our TPT Store.

The boys colored and labeled their ear of corn.

Parker and I read Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky.

Jordan helped me shuck the corn and we cooked it for dinner.

It was delicious!

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Level D Language Arts:

This year, Jordan is using the Sonlight Level D Language Arts program and Parker is using the 3rd Grade Language Arts program.

Grammar Ace Notebook:

Last year, Jordan worked through the Grammar Ace program. And next year, Parker will use it. This year we can review the weekly topics using his Grammar Ace notebook.

ADVERBS:

We reviewed adverbs, forms of adverbs, and the functions they have in a sentence.

Poetry & Rhymes:

This week Jordan was learning about rhymes and writing poetry.

We started the morning with teddy bear toast and a read-aloud of Bear Snores On (The Bear Books).

Bear Snores On:

I printed our Bear Snores On Rhyming Pack.

You can purchase a copy here at our TPT Store. I cut out the leaves and taped them around the room.

The boys went on a leaf hunt around the room. They collected the leaves and matched them to the rhyming bear words on the doors.

Afterwards, the boys color-coded their rhyming worksheet.

Hiawatha:

I continued to have Jordan use Hiawatha (Puffin Pied Piper) as his dictation source.

First, we read the poem together.

Afterwards, he created a cover page and traced the next stanza in his poetry book.

3rd Grade Language Arts:

Each week, I create a Grammar Grab Bag for Parker to use with Parker’s language arts activities.

Grammar Grab Bag:

I created an Apple Farm themed Grammar Grab Bag to use with this week’s language arts activities.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.

Spelling:

We started our spelling lesson building some short vowel words.

Next, I read through the short o and short e apple cards. Parker listened to each word and pointed to the correct sorting pile.

Lastly, I said each spelling word and Parker wrote it and a rhyming word using the practice worksheet (in GGB).

On Tuesday, Parker brought out his spelling cards and completed his spelling sentences worksheet (in GGB).

Rhymes:

In addition to our Bear Snores On rhyming activity, parker had a rhyming activity in his GGB.

I set out his wheat word cards and he matched each one with a rhyming sheep card.

Afterwards, he worked on the Chicken & Feed Rhyming Words worksheet (in GGB).

Similes:

This week, Parker was also learning about similes. I printed our Scarecrow’s Silly Similes pack.

You can purchase your copy here at our TPT Store.

First, we reviewed our simile poster.

Next, we reviewed our simile cards and noticed the words “like” and “as”.

Parker built a few similes using the simile cards and Build-a-Silly-Simile mat.

Afterwards, Parker color-coded the simile worksheet.

Lastly, he completed the Bushel of Similes worksheet from his GGB.

SCIENCE:

Eggs & Chicks:

We recently received a package of farm-fresh eggs from a friend of ours.

I thought they would be perfect for today’s breakfast since we were learning about eggs and chicks in science.

I soft-boiled the eggs and served them in our “chickie” cups with with toast and fruit.

I also created a fun Chicken activity tray for Parker to use.

First, he sorted the brown and white eggs. This was always Jordan’s favorite activity when studying chickens.

Next, he matched the lifecycle of a chicken.

Last, he matched the chicken family cards with the correct labels.

Plume-it-Up!

I thought it would fun to set out an “Invitation to Create a Bird” activity.

I brought out foam, fuzzy pom-poms, felt, autumn gems, and our glue guns.

The kids had do much fun making these. They were fuzzy and cute!

As a bonus, all three kids used their birds as inspiration for their weekly creative writing assignments.

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